Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL USA & Canadian Chapters Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Event date: 16 Feb 2022

Where and When

Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Start: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 12:00 PM
End: Sunday 20th February 2022 at 8:00 AM

Map and Directions


New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for festive costumed parades and celebrations.


Meeting Hotel


The meeting will be held at the Windsor Court Hotel. An elegant escape in the heart of a legendary city, Windsor Court Hotel offers the quintessential four-star New Orleans experience. Committed to classic luxury with contemporary comforts, a recent $15 million renovation included modernizations to the property and its 316 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer private balconies or bay windows with Mississippi River or city skyline views. Onsite amenities at the pet-friendly palace include an on-the-go eatery, fine dining fare – from afternoon tea to weekend brunch, a classic cocktail lounge featuring live jazz, a 65-foot saltwater pool with a cabana-style bar, and a full-service, luxury spa.

**PLEASE NOTE: the additional hotel block information will be posted beginning Tuesday, July 6th, at 9am. We will update each hotel with links when available**

Hotel booking information has been released. The room rates are as follows: Guest room $265, Deluxe Suite $295 and Premium Suite $315 - all for single/double occupancy and including wifi but taxes currently 16.2%(9.45% state, 5% city, 1.75% tourist tax), plus an occupancy tax of US $2.00 per accommodation to be added. Breakfast is not included in the room rates but breakfasts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be included in the meeting registration fees. Cancellations can be made free of charge up until 3 days prior to arrival; after this time cancellations and no shows will incur a charge of one night's accommodation plus taxes. The hotel will extend conference rates to rooms booked between Feb 12-22 subject to availability. 


Overflow Hotels

1)  Loews New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before November 14, 2021, while supplies last
Rate: $265++ Grand King Room, $349++ Grand King Suite
Address: 300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 - 0.1 miles from the Windsor Court

2)  Le Meriden New Orleans
Cut off date to reserve in room block: While supplies last
Rate:  $195++  Single/Double Occupancy Guest Room
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 - 0.1 miles from the Windsor Court

3)  InterContinental New Orleans
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before January 15, 2022, while supplies last
Rate:  $187++ single occupancy +$30 each additional guest
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 - 0.3 miles from the Windsor Court


Meeting Program

We are still working on the detailed meeting program but the outline program is detailed below. Golf will be offered at Top New Orleans Course location - date to be determined.

Wednesday 16th February

  • Afternoon City Tour for all
  • Evening Welcome Reception at the Windsor Court Hotel for all

Thursday 17th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning Antique Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Cajun Swamp Tour for all
  • Evening Reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court (availability subject to COVID restrictions) followed by Dine Arounds

Friday 18th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning World of Mardi Gras Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Gumbo Cookoff Challenge
  • Evening Parade Watching in the Intercontinental Parade Stands for all

Saturday 19th February

  • USA Chapter Meeting and Canadian Chapter Meeting (TBD)
  • Presentation by The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, also serving as the interim Administrator of the Government of Canada

  • Afternoon National WWII Museum Tour (optional)
  • Evening President's Reception and Dinner at Antoine's for all


Education Program

Thursday CLE will be "Around the World Business Valuation"
A Cutting-Edge, Highly-Sophisticated Business Valuation presentation from a National and Global Perspective, including a panel of participants from various countries, led by Globally-recognized experts: Jay Fishman, Managing Director, Financial Research Associates; and Neil Beaton, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services.

 Friday CLE will be everything you need to know about trying cases and handling clients since Covid.

Sponsorship Opportunities

IAFL are truly grateful to our meeting sponsors who are helping to make the meeting and its activities accessible to International Family Lawyers from around the world:

  • Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Alfred Kriegler: Entertainment at the President's Dinner
  • Sucherman Insalaco LLP: Speakers' Gifts
  • Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.: Pocket Programmes
  • Feinberg Sharma Family Law
  • Mann Tucker Muir, LLC.
  • Financial Research Associates

We would very much welcome offers of sponsorship from Fellows, their firms or other firms wishing to develop a relationship with IAFL. All sponsors will be recognised on our website, in conference materials and during the course of the meeting, and would have the opportunity to distribute promotional material to delegates.

We are currently working on updating our sponsorship opportunities for this incredible meeting. In the meantime, if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please e-mail Valerie Smith at or Courtney Hamm at 


Please e-mail Valerie Smith at if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.


Further Information

If you would like more information about the meeting, please contact Valerie Smith at

Event registration will open in October. 

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